Orange Almond Cake

1 cup whole natural almonds
14 ½ oz. angel food cake mix, plus any ingredients it calls for
2 Tbsp. orange grated peel
1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
½ tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread almonds in single layer on baking sheet. Toast 12 to 15 minutes in warm oven until lightly browned, gently shaking the pan from time to time to prevent scorching.

Cool and chop toasted almonds. Grate and juice oranges.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, substituting orange juice for water called for.

Fold in grated orange peel, almond extract and 1/2 cup chopped almonds. Spoon batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan.

Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake and cool according to package directions.

Makes 10 servings